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  • Do You Nod Off to The TV?

    Here we all are, readying ourselves for the TV marathon that will be The Olympics.  Many of us are very excited at the prospect so no doubt will not be nodding off in front of the goggle box.  But, many of us do, quite regularly let ourselves drift off before we get completely square eyes (myself included) and the question occurred to me;  Does it effect our mood? (more…)

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  • Is There a “Trend” in Therapy?

    One question which has occurred to me lately and, indeed, has been the subject of numerous discussions and much debate between colleagues
    and I is; Does Therapy “Trend” in much the same way as Social Media? (more…)

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  • The Importance of Feeling Supported

    Those of you who know me will know that I am an avid Formula 1 fan and whilst watching the Silverstone  Grand Prix last weekend, I noted how a discussion between Eddie Jordan, Damon Hill and David Coulthard highlighted how important it is to feel supported. (more…)

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  • Chronic Pain is Determined by Emotions

    As a hypnotherapist, I am often asked about the efficacy of hypnosis in reducing or even eliminating chronic pain.  People have often seen a stage hypnotist do something dramatic like stick pins in their subjects or have heard how it’s possible to undergo dental work or even minor surgery utilizing hypnosis to facilitate analgesia.   However, it often remains difficult for an individual to suspend their disbelief regarding pain.  Why?  Often because the evidence supporting these claims is anecdotal at best.  There appears to be no firm science behind it.  Well recently I came across an interesting piece of research that these people would do well to follow up. (more…)

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  • LISTEN For a Diagnosis

    One thing that we’re perhaps all guilty of from time to time is not listening properly.  Often this is the root cause of many a mis-communication, but there are professions for whom their listening skills are of paramount importance.  Professions where the act of not listening properly can simply result in a poorer quality of life for those trying to communicate their concerns. (more…)

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  • Extending The Hand of Forgiveness

    Yesterday marked another historic milestone in the Northern Ireland peace process as we saw the former IRA Commander shake hands with HRH Queen Elizabeth at Storemont, the political home of Northern Irish Government. (more…)

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  • Calling All Educators!!!

    Just for a change, I’d like to use today’s post to advertise something very exciting.  A partnership with the learning provider – New Bubbles, here on the South Coast of England, to present a one day workshop – “Effective Communication & Influencing Skills – A Teacher’s Toolkit”, taking place on Thursday 5th July in Cosham Hampshire. (more…)

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  • The Scandal Of Our Mental Health

    It really did come as no surprise whatsoever to wake up to the BBC Breakfast News plastering our deplorable Mental Health statistics across the airwaves this morning.  Following a report by The Mental Health Policy Group from the London School of Economics, whose numbers include some of the country’s best mental health experts, a few shocking statistics have been published and words like “discrimination” and “inequality” used when examining the NHS’ poor record in addressing Mental Health. (more…)

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  • Integration of Hypnotherapy Into The Tourist Industry.

    We all know that things have been rather financially tight over the past couple of years.  Economies from across the World have had to tighten their belts and one might argue that nobody suffers more in these austere times the the Leisure and Tourism Industries.  So I have to say it’s rather refreshing to see some thinking outside of the box going on. (more…)

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  • That First Little Step (Or Perhaps A Big One).

    I’ve spoken before about how hypnotherapists are often the last resort.  The person everyone goes to once they’ve tried everything else.  I’ve also spoken about how often recovery from whatever issues we have been asked to address can be measured in little steps.  But what about that first little step on the road to addressing one’s demons? (more…)

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